Yesterday I was wondering about what the precise set of terminology surrounding direct and nonstop flights was.
I found our previous question that covered those two main terms in detail.
But I don't feel it covered every possibility with certain kinds of stops, such as refuelling where nobody boards or gets off. I believe these are called "technical stops". I do not know if they are the only category of technical stop.
Mark provided an answer to that question that relied on another term, "leg":
- Flight/Direct flight = One or more legs, on the same airline, in which each leg has the same flight number
- Non-stop flight = A flight with only one leg
But it does not tell us the technical meaning of "leg".
Is a "leg" a portion between any take off and any landing, or is it a portion between one "non-technical stop" and another "non-technical stop"?
If the term "leg" ignores any intermediate refuelling stops etc, what is the technical term that would be used to cover each of those two portions of flight?